Missing Pieces Report, 6th Edition: The 2020 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards

This multiyear study organized by the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD), in collaboration with Deloitte for the 2016, 2018, and 2020 censuses, highlights the progress to date that has or has not been made in the equitable representation of women and minorities on corporate boards.

Who We Are

Founded in 2004, the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) is a collaboration of four leadership organizations: Catalyst, The Executive Leadership Council, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, and LEAP (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics). Pat Prout and Betsy Bruening, partners at The Prout Group Inc., an executive search firm, were founding strategic advisors for the Alliance. They later merged with Diversified Search, which now serves as a full ABD partner. The partners have a unified value proposition:  To serve as a one-stop shop for companies, investors, the media and the public interested in advancing gender and ethnic/racial diversity on corporate boards.

Fortune 100 Number and Percentage of Board Seats by Gender and Minority Status

Fortune 100 percentage of board seats by gender and minority status

Fortune 100 total board seats by race/ethnicity, 2020

Fortune 100 percentage of board seats by race/ethnicity

Partner With ABD to Advocate for Board Diversity at Fortune 500 Companies

The Alliance for Board Diversity is here to help provide corporations with access to talented diverse leaders capable of serving on corporate boards.  If you are in need of board candidates, please contact us at mail@theabd.org.

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